Bagyong Falcon Signal No. 1 in 5 areas

Falcon is now a Tropical Storm.

Bagyong Falcon (Tropical Storm Falcon) has strengthened on Wednesday night and 5 areas in Northern part of Luzon have been given a Storm Signal Warning #1.

Satellite Picture for Bagyong Falcon at 10PM Wednesday, June 22

"Tropical Storm Falcon has maintained its strength and continues to move West Northwestward and now threatens Extreme Northern Luzon," said Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) on its latest weather bulletin issued at 11 PM.

Tropical Storm Falcon's location is now at 290 km East Northeast of Virac, Catanduanes with coordinates of 14.7°N, 127.1°E and a maximum sustained winds of 65 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 80 kph, according to PAGASA.

As Falcon is moving west northwest at 19 kph, public storm warning signal # 1 has been raised in 5 areas in Northern Luzon: Babuyan Group of Island and Batanes Group of Island, Cagayan, Calayan Group of Island and Isabela.

It's estimated 200 km East of Tuguegarao City on Thursday evening and at 120 km North of Basco, Batanes on Friday night.

Those residing in low lying and mountainous areas under signal # 1 are alerted against possible flashfloods and landslides.

PAGASA also warns of a new Low Pressure Area near Catanduanes which could also turn into a Tropical Depression.

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